Dr. Aaron Lerner

Dr. Aaron Lerner

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Founded IMRA with his late father Dr. Joseph Lerner OBM

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Misconstrued policy consequences of the thwarted Iranian attack

Hard to believe, but there are Israeli talking heads pushing for a Palestinian Arab state in wake of Iranian drone attack. Op-ed.

Misconstrued policy consequences of the thwarted Iranian attack

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

Civilian "common sense" has more than a few times trumped decades of military training and experience. Smotrich viewpoint may be another example. Opinion.

Ex-brass dominance in the War Cabinet does not reassure me

Gaza will look like Paradise compared to Beirut

There is ultimately only one way to prevent the massive destruction of areas of major Lebanese cities, and that is for Hezbollah to remove the rockets and missiles embedded in those areas. Op-ed.

Gaza will look like Paradise compared to Beirut

Time for optimism on Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor

Smart Israeli planning for the Philadelphi Corridor Operation can satisfy Egypt's primary concerns. Opinion

Time for optimism on Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor

What could possibly go wrong?

After all, Israel signed the Oslo Accords, left Gaza, signed a peace treaty with the country that allowed Hamas to smuggle weaponry into Gaza, and reduced the size of the IDF, so why not give Blinken's plan a try? Satire.

What could possibly go wrong?

Returning Gazans to evacuated areas - a recipe for disaster

Only if Gaza is completely razed can the thought of returning there be entertained. Response to a letter in Arabic by Israel's NSC head.

Returning Gazans to evacuated areas - a recipe for disaster

Dear Dems - go for cheap oil until the elections instead of harming Israel

Instead of causing damage to Israel over the Saudi normalization, stick to what you need for the elections. Op-ed.

Dear Dems - go for cheap oil until the elections instead of harming Israel

50 years after the Yom Kippur War - 3 Observations

Victory, Abie Natan's call to lay down arms, Sadat's intransigence, Kissinger's efforts..

50 years after the Yom Kippur War - 3 Observations

WSJ and Hamodia's radically different take on Saudi Deal

How two opposing media predict concessions and Netanyahu's plans. Two worlds. Op-ed.

WSJ and Hamodia's radically different take on Saudi Deal

Yes it's an emergency - an IDF Tzav 8!

First step, Tsav 8, to e followed by legislative and institutional changes, real ones. Op-ed.

Yes it's an emergency - an IDF Tzav 8!

Which players think the 'reasonableness' change is actually significant?

Sometimes an analogy using traditional sources makes things clear - or does it? Op-ed.

Which players think the 'reasonableness' change is actually significant?

Israel's clueless chief of police

After Israel's main highway was blocked for hours by protesstors, the now-ousted police chief had no answers for law-abiding citizens.Op-ed.

Israel's clueless chief of police

What police could have done when the Kaplan dictators threatened Ben Gurion airport

Yesterday the police let things go out of control for hours at the airport. It did not need to happen. Op-ed.

What police could have done when the Kaplan dictators threatened Ben Gurion airport

Five reasons to destroy Hezbollah in a surprise attack now

There will be war in any case, and we are talking about a costly war, but delaying means a devastating one Op-ed.

Five reasons to destroy Hezbollah in a surprise attack now

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Show us the judicial reform plan without the bargaining chips

There is no need for the proposed legislation to include bargaining chips because there is no one in the Knesset to bargain with. Op-ed.

Show us the judicial reform plan without the bargaining chips

What if Bernard Lewis was right about Iran?

Bernard Lewis claimed that nuclear Iran welcomes an Apocalypse. Op-ed.

What if Bernard Lewis was right about Iran?

Hamas and Hezbollah are not deterred, just patient

In coordination with their handler, the Iranians, the two terror organizations are biding their time, building up their capabilties. Op-ed.

Hamas and Hezbollah are not deterred, just patient

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A posible multi-front war needs immediate out-of-the-box thinking.Op-ed.

Preparing for a multi-front war must include the scenario in which there is no resupply from America.

A posible multi-front war needs immediate out-of-the-box thinking.Op-ed.

If Ben Gvir succeeds, he will be the Arab Israelis' hero

Feared by the elitist Left, if he succeeds in deploying a National Guard, he will be a hero to farmers and Arab Israelis alike.Op-ed

If Ben Gvir succeeds, he will be the Arab Israelis' hero

Israel's next Basic Law should be a Bill of Rights

Mr. Netanyahu should declare that and Israeli Bill Of Rights is the next legislation after Basic Law for appointing judges. Op-ed

Israel's next Basic Law should be a Bill of Rights

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Better to drop judicial reform than accept the President's proposal

Herzog was not trying to reach a compromise, he was playing the right for foolish pawns. Op-ed.

Better to drop judicial reform than accept the President's proposal

What is the Knesset 'first reading' all about?

Cocking of legislative gun by holding the first Knesset vote can expedite the rapid conclusion of a compromise Judicial Reform bill. Op-ed.

What is the Knesset 'first reading' all about?

What is behind the outpost evacuation?

I told you so? PM and DM statement after instructions of Min. Smotrich were ignored and new outpost evacuated. Op-ed.

What is behind  the outpost evacuation?

Clearing out illegal weapons in the Arab Israeli sector

The personal security of Israeli Arabs is a precondition for effectively clearing out illegal weapons. Ben Gvir realizes this. Op-ed.

Clearing out illegal weapons in the Arab Israeli sector

Why Smotrich is being so stubborn in coalition talks

Bezalel Smotrich is a seasoned politician. Why is he insisting on separating the Civil Administration from the Defense Ministry? Op-ed.

Why Smotrich is being so stubborn in coalition talks

Smotrich, don't blink!

There is a triple bonus for Israel if Smotrich is Defense Minister. Op-ed.

Smotrich, don't blink!

Israeli civilians are better on strategic security decisions than brass

Israel's history has shown that civilians in the government have often understood security needs better than former officers. Op-ed.

Israeli civilians are better on strategic security decisions than brass

IDF Rules of Engagement gave terrorists the chance to slaughter a family

A terrorist shot into a Sukkah. IDF snipers saw him before he did so, so what kept them from shooting first? Op-ed.

 IDF Rules of Engagement gave terrorists the chance to slaughter a family

Outcasting Ben-Gvir shields the truly dangerous

Ben Gvir plays by the rules and is staunchly Zionist. Branding him an extremist pariah blurs the danger from anti-Israel extremists.Op-ed.

Outcasting Ben-Gvir shields the truly dangerous

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Judgment Day for Ra'am party

Today in the Knesset, it is Judgment Day for the controversial experiment coopting an Israeli Arab party into the coalition. Op-ed

Judgment Day for Ra'am party

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Blinken's scoreboard: 4 nays for Israel, 1 for Arab Palestinians

No mention of Palestinian Arab violence and a push for 2 states make Blinken's "actions that could raise tensions" irrelevant. Op-ed.

Blinken's scoreboard: 4 nays for Israel, 1 for Arab Palestinians

Neutralize Hezbollah now

Hezbollah's destruction would be a game-changer in an Israeli attack on Iran. Opinion.

Neutralize Hezbollah now

Hebron - Israel's National Heritage, model of joint access

Joint access works in Hebron, but not on the Temple Mount. The reason is clear.

 Hebron - Israel's National Heritage, model of joint access

Israel's three major security challenges

The threats from Gaza, South Lebanon, and Iran assessed individually. Op-ed.

Israel's three major security challenges

Misunderstanding the word “effective” prevents use of Israeli COVID-19 treatment drug

The medical definition of “effective” prevents use of Israeli COVID-19 treatment drug, but it is not the layman's understanding. Op-ed.

Misunderstanding the word “effective” prevents use of Israeli COVID-19 treatment drug

A call to put a stop to Israeli failure in Area C

The EU has been funding illegal Arab construction in Area C in an attempt to choke existing Jewish communities and end road building. Op-ed.

A call to put a stop to Israeli failure in Area C

Comparison of Israeli and Russian announcements of Bennett-Putin conversation

It is remarkable how different two versions of the same diplomatic event can be. Op-ed.

Comparison of Israeli and Russian announcements of Bennett-Putin conversation

Palestinian Arab leaders sacrifice health for pr -will their fellow travelers react?

Can Physicians for Human Rights, J Street et all stand by while Palestinian Arabs' health is endangered by its leadership? Op-ed.

Palestinian Arab leaders sacrifice health for pr -will their fellow travelers react?

The crucial Issues for Israel's March elections: The economy and Area C

Which candidates and parties are going to address the pressing issues facing Israel once, hopefully, the vaccine changes reality? Op-ed..

The crucial Issues for Israel's March elections: The economy and Area C

What will happen in the sure to be chaotic post-Abbas period?

Their guns for the most part will be aimed at each other, but there will be enough bullets for us. Opinion.

What will happen in the sure to be chaotic post-Abbas period?